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P ublic libraries have come a very long way since Benjamin Franklin and the Junto Club. The philosophical organization started the Library Company of Philadelphia on July 1, 1731 as the first lending library in America. Their motto, translated from Latin, states, “To support the common good is divine.” Both Gilroy and Morgan Hill Libraries have upheld this motto in their respective communities, acting not just as centers of learning but as community hubs where people can benefit from a wide breadth of onsite and online resources. Here are some of the wonderful offerings these libraries make available: GILROY PUBLIC